Roundtable Discussion: Retrofitting Suburbia for Walkability

One of the biggest obstacles to retrofitting suburbia with more walkable environments is passionate local opposition to change.

February 21, 2018, 11:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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A collection of Greater Greater Washington contributors gathered online to discuss ideas for walkability in suburban settings to commemorate the release of a new book, Suburban Remix, by Jason Beske and David Dixon.

The discussion focuses on Prince George's County, specifically about the difficulties of overcoming voal local opponents to change. The discussion ranges from framing the conversation about development in terms of safety, focusing on areas where change is possible (potentially by taking other areas out of the redevelopment discussion), finding middle ground, zoning, and historic preservation.

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